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Mud Pots, Lake Myvatn
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At Mud Pots, the strong smell of sulfur and the combination of bubbling mud and thermal pools will make you feel like you're on another planet. Hike up and down the hill from the right side, since the left side is extremely steep with loose gravel. Watch how the acid and microorganisms decompose surrounding rock into clay and mud. Several wooden platforms at the top of the hill offer views of the valley, lava fields, and highlands. Be careful, since the crust is very thin in places, and hot water is right below. On wet days, paths are muddy, so wear appropriate shoes. Using our online itinerary creator, Reykjahlid attractions like Mud Pots can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We arrived at the mud pots during our trip to Lake Myvatn and if you are into natural activities don't forget to stop at the mud pots it is similar to Yellowstone Nationalpark just not quite as big bu...  more »
  • Nice but not special if your have been to New Zealand. The place is small but I can imagine that people who have never seen mud pools finds it OK. 
  • It is an obligatory stop area. It is next to the ring road so it is easy to find. It is a landscape incredible with lots of fumaroles and boiling mud pools. The worst the smell of sulphur that my made me a little unbearable, much more stronger than elsewhere. There is a path going up to the mountain which is on the side, but the road is quite complicated. NOT SUITABLE for everyone. There is a sign that puts you that if this wet is dangerous and slippery, but come on, when we got it was completely dry and yet us was complicated because it is very steep and slide a lot, but it compensates well for views that you have from above. Aside the area of fumaroles and pools of boiling mud and other Lake Myvatn area.
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